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I hear there are more early-voting centers opening up this weekend. Where are they located?
That’s right: If you don’t want head down to One Judiciary Square (441 4th St. NW) to cast an early ballot, four additional early-voting locations will be opening up on Saturday and will remain open through the Sept. 14 primary vote. Those locations are scattered around the District:
Chevy Chase Community Center 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW Hine Junior High School 335 8th St. SE Southeast Tennis and Learning Center 701 Mississippi Ave. SE Turkey Thicket Recreation Center 1100 Michigan Ave. NE
Paper ballots will not be available at these early-voting centers. For those wanting to vote with a paper ballot instead of by electronic voting machine, you should vote at your assigned precinct on Sept. 14 or at One Judiciary Square (441 4th St. NW).
Will early-voting centers be open on Labor Day?
Early voting centers WILL be open on Sept. 6 (Labor Day), but WILL NOT be open on Sunday, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12.
I didn’t receive a voter registration card. I thought that I was registered, but now I’m not sure. How can I check?
The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics maintains voter registration information and you can easily check your status online. Plug in your name, date of birth and ZIP code to check the DCBOEE database. If you have questions about your registration, contact DCBOEE.
I want to vote absentee and skip the polls altogether. Is it too late to request an absentee ballot?
It is not too late to request an absentee ballot. So says DCBOEE, according to its Voter Guide:
You can request an absentee ballot — no excuse is needed — but the Board must receive the request by 5:00 p.m. on September 7. It must be a written request, from the voter or on a form provided by the Board, and must be signed by the voter. Absentee ballots may be mailed or delivered to the Board’s office, to any early voting location or to any polling place no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
So if you really want to cast a vote for Adrian Fenty, Delano Hunter, Tommy Wells, Faith or any other political candidate while sitting at home in your underwear, you have that option!